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H.H. The Aga Khan in Canada - 2008-11-18

Tuesday, 2008, November 18
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MUBARAKI! We are most happy to inform the Jamat that, in the next phase of the current cycle of Golden Jubilee visits, and in response to the invitation from the Government, our beloved Mowlana Hazar Imam will grace Canada with His presence from the 18th to the 25th of November 2008.

Mowlana Hazar Imam's visit is scheduled to commence in Ottawa where He will engage with Federal Government officials focusing on current and projected Imamat and AKDN initiatives. Thereafter, Mowlana Hazar Imam will proceed to three other cities, namely, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver where He will grant Golden Jubilee Darbars and will also meet with Provincial Government and civic leaders. Mowlana Hazar Imam will depart from Canada on the 25th of November.

Mowlana Hazar Imam is scheduled to return to Canada on the 5th of December, 2008, and on the 6th, will preside over the inauguration ceremony of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa, to be performed in the presence of the Prime Minister Honourable Stephen Harper. At this time, Mowlana Hazar Imam will also hold formal consultations with the Prime Minister as well as senior government Ministers and other officials.

Toronto will have darbars over a period of 2 days for the Jamat from Eastern Canada on the 22nd and the 23rd at the Rogers Centre. Quebec & Maritimes jamat is to have darbar on Sunday 23rd November. Calgary for the Jamat from Edmonton and the Prairies on November 24th and Vancouver for the Jamat from British Columbia on November 25th. All Darbars in Canada are open to guests from the International Jamat. Please register online for volunteering and darbar at http://goldenjubileecanada.org. If you have already registered, please be sure to update your entry.

Message to Canadian Residents:

All information must be corrected by November 13th, 2008. Once the Darbar Access Cards are printed, you will not be able to change the information online. You will need to go to a Registration Desk at a local Jamatkhana to make any changes and there will be a delay in reissuing a new card. Hotels should be booked immediately and a discount code can be obtained from your local jamat where applicable.

Message to International Jamat:

Registration for the International Jamat will commence on Wednesday, November 12th, 2008. Please note that International visitors cannot be registered by their local relatives and friends until the International registration site opens. Registration will close once sites have reached capacity. More Information to come...

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